Includes: “Them!” (1954) Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, James Arness, Joan Weldon, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Fess Parker. Directed by Gordon Douglas. B/W. 92 minutes, full frame, Language: english, Subtitles: english, french, spanish, portugese, japanese.
“The Beast from 20.000 Fathoms” (1953) Starring Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Lee Van Cleef. Directed by Eugene Lourie. B/W. 79 minutes, full frame, Languages: english, french; Subtitles:english, french, spanish.
“World Without End” (1956) Starring Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Rod Taylor, Nelson Leigh, Shawn Smith, Lisa Montell. Directed by Edward Bernds. Color. 80 minutes, Widescreen, Language: English.
“Satellite in the Sky”(1956) Starring Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell, Bryan Forbes, Donald Wolfit. Directed by Paul Dickson. Color. 84 minutes, Widescreen, Language: english; Subtitles: english, french.
Special Features in this set include: for “Them!”- a photo gallery, original trailer, cast listing, outtakes and production footage and notes on major giant bug films; for “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms”- a video featurettes and a gallery of film trailers.
This two DVD set featuring a pair of films on each disc, is promisingly presented under the characteristically modest heading of TCM’s GREATEST CLASSIC MOVIES Collection. One might immediately ask what constitutes a “Classic” movie as much as what designates a “Greatest” of the “Classic” films, but one will hardly be enriched with insight to tackle such an inquiry on the basis of this four film collection under the useful category of SCI-FI ADVENTURE (A vulgarism despised by many science fiction or speculative writers who prefer the more appropriate and proper designation of SF.) which include two traditionally well regarded 1950’s thrillers and two others which could most charitable referred to as garbage. Greatest Classics indeed.
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